Michael Mallis, former candidate for Pittsburgh mayoratorial race, is now a devout scientologist. He makes sloppy drawings, comics, videos and animations that rely on toilet humor. His work has been screened on every continent except Australia. You’ll weep, you’ll laugh, and you’ll knit your eyebrows in ecstatic confusion. His video Natural Selection, in particular, sort of reminds me of Fantastic Planet…and that story I read as a child about some big man lost in in the sea who woke up being strapped down by midgets.
Alex Gross is an alumni student and faculty member from, The Art Center college of design in Pasadena, CA. In his piece “VIDEOTAPE”, he creates a surreal world, inhabited by Gene Simmons, Medusa, and Rainbows. ” The Art of Alex Gross” was published by Chronicle Books, in 2007. The Hardcover book features all of Alex’s gallery work and has over 90 full color plates.
Jumping between equally beautiful almost commercial shots and conceptual pieces, Russell Kleyn excels in seeing the beauty in less than ordinary situations.
An amazing video for We Have Band‘s song “You Came Out” created from 4,816 still images! Not a single moment was used to make this mini masterpiece. If you don’t believe me just take a look at their Flickr page to view all the hi res images that were used to create the video. Directed by David Wilson in collaboration with Fabian Berglund and Ida Gronblom from Wieden + Kennedy.
Andy J. Miller successfully meshes with the likes of Starburst, Sony and the Science Council without seeming to conform to corporate styles. With a splash of handdrawn and wonderful silkscreened colors, Miller adds a bit of whimsy with each of his designs.
Ahh….fame and fortune, who doesn’t need the extra wads of cash and bragging rights? Only a few more weeks to win both for Beautiful/Decay and Talenthouse’s – shirt competition! There have been some great entries so far- so keep ‘em comin!
May I remind you that the winner receives a whopping $1000 cash prize and the fame of having their design featured & promoted on Talenthouse.com and printed on a T-shirt!
The design is completely open to your interpretation and can be as creative as possible, as long as it includes the Talenthouse logo in some way. You can create any style of graphic of your choosing—the logo can be either a small element within the overall design, or you can focus on the logo in a new creative way.
This is a chance to have your design be seen and worn around the world! More details after the jump!
DEADLINE (COMIN’ UP!): NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Susan Anderson creates terrifying photographs that document the bizarre world of child beauty pagents. Adult female beauty paraphernalia like veneers, fake nails, false eye lashes, lip gloss and pounds of make-up are applied to these little tykes, making them appear like tiny moms from middle America. They all have this extremely coached, extremely posed quality that teeters between demonic and sexual. Seeing all this beauty regime regalia applied out of context in this way sort of makes me realize how ridiculous it all is anyways…Her exhibition, if you are in Los Angeles, will be opening at Kopeikin Gallery on Saturday, October 24th.